What we know about Sony's Playstation 4 rollout
If you’ve been anxiously awaiting news of Sony’s PlayStation 4, this is shaping up to be a good week for you.
We’ve known about the $400 price tag for the PS4 since June’s E3 gaming expo. (And that’s after Sony first announced the next-generation gaming console back in February.) On Tuesday at the Gamescom event in Germany, Sony had even more to say: namely, it announced that the PS4 will hit North America on November 15 in the U.S. and Canada and November 29 in all other territories.
In this video report, we’ll look back at Sony’s Tuesday press conference. We also know the 32 territories that will be getting the PS 4 on November 29. They include Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Peru, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
Japan is missing from that list, an odd omission considering it’s Sony’s home territory. It’s no surprise when Microsoft delays the Xbox One’s launch in Japan, but no mention of PS4 plans for Japan is certainly unexpected. Perhaps, Sony is saving that news until the Tokyo Game Show in September.
Our video looks at other announcements from Sony’s press event at Gamescom including a whole slew of new games, Twitch.tv support for the PS4 that supplements the previously announced partnership with Ustream, a first look at the console’s user interface, and trailers for big-budget fare such as Watch_Dogs, Assassin’s Creed IV, Gran Turismo 6, Infamous: Second Son, and Killzone: Shadow Fall. We also talk about how Sony’s November 19 date may affect plans to launch the Xbox One, which arrives November 13 with a $500 price tag.